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Wolff explains why Mercedes pit wall overruled Hamilton

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff insisted that his team had been right to overrule Lewis Hamilton at a critical point of the Russian Grand Prix. With just five laps to go, a sudden downpour at the end of the race led to fevered discussions on the pit wall about whether to keep their drivers out or to come in for wet weather tyres At the time, Hamilton was within range of Lando Norris for the race lead. He was reluctant to give up track position and initially stayed out, insisting that the rain was already easing off. "I ignored the first call," Hamilton told Norris in the media pen later. "I was like, 'No he's right there!'" Read also: Hamilton hits 100 as rain wrecks...
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